May 7, 2007

The Legacy of Pym Fortun

The legacy of the openly gay, charismatic, capitalistic, popular right-wing Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn who was murdered five years ago  Sunday is examined by Pieter Dorsman in Dutch Martyrs.

When asked in an interview about death Fortuyn emphatically stated that you can influence the way in which you die and that most people more or less die the way they lived. Being shot in broad daylight shortly after another media appearance does indeed seem to reflect the controversies he caused while he was alive. His mother had presaged events almost four decades earlier shortly after JFK’s death by informing the young Pim that he might one day die as tragically as his political hero.

Posted by Jill Fallon at May 7, 2007 7:28 AM | TrackBack | Permalink